marquise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French marquise

Noun[edit]

marquise (plural marquises)

  1. A marchioness, especially one who is French.
    • 2009 February 14, Emine Saner, “'She was a mass of contradictions - we all are'”, The Guardian:
      In 1986, she appeared in the stage adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuse opposite Alan Rickman, playing the manipulative marquise whose icy demeanour seems to have clung to Duncan's image like frost ever since, even though it is so at odds with her warmth in person.
  2. A marquee.
  3. (jewelry) An oval cut diamond with pointed ends.
  4. A canopy, usually of glass, set as a shelter over a door opening onto a terrace or pavement.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter I, The Younger Set:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  5. A rich dessert made with dark chocolate, butter, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and cream.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of marquis

Noun[edit]

marquise f (plural marquises)

  1. a marchioness, a member of foreign nobility
  2. a type of finger-ring
  3. (archaic) marquee

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French marquise.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marquise f (plural marquises)

  1. canopy (overhanging or projecting roof structure)